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S. Korea reports 2,049 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday Updated: 2021-09-09 07:45:03 KST

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South Korea for a second consecutive day saw the daily caseload go over the 2-thousand mark.
The capital region continues to account for the majority of all cases putting authorities on the alert ahead of a major holiday in just a couple of weeks.
For more, we have our Kim Do-yeon at the News Center.
Do-yeon, what's the latest?

Mok-yeon, first South Korea reported 2,and-49 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday of which all but 31 were locally transmitted.
For the case number to go over the 2-thousand mark for two days in a row is not a common occurrence meaning the spread isn't slowing down at the moment.
In addition, while the total number of cases was down by just one local transmissions were actually higher today.
On the week-to-week it's an increase of 88, indicating there are no signs of the spread slowing down.
In addition, the capital region like you said is still battling the spread.
Currently, the capital region accounts for more than 70 percent of all cases on Thursday.
This is after months of the highest social distancing level being imposed in the region.
Plus, during the Chuseok Holiday measures will be eased and massive movement is expected from the capital region to the rest of the country, so authorities are very concerned.
One piece of good news, however, is the continued arrival of additional vaccine supplies as the inoculation campaign picks up speed.
Just today, close to 900-thousand doses of the Moderna vaccine will arrive in the afternoon.
Reporter : tkim@arirang.com
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